Wyoming Department of Health

Committee revives Medicaid expansion   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A bill to expand Medicaid in Wyoming has been revived by the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee after eight hours of testimony Tuesday. The 9-5 vote promises the proposal will have...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Nearly a third of Weston County residents are not rushing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  According to U.S. Census survey data, an estimated 32% of Weston County residents are hesitant to be vaccinated, while 17% are strongly hesitant. Statewide, about 35% of...
Wyoming has highest rate of in-person learning in nation   By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming had the highest percentage of students enrolled in fully in-person learning of any state this past February. That’s according to a new monthly survey ...
Wyo emerges from session with no long-term budget, ed solutions   By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com   The Wyoming Legislature entered the 2021 legislative session with a lofty agenda to cut education spending, stall revenue declines and guide a Wyoming economy battered by COVID-19 to a sustainable...
Campbell County has lowest percentage to get vaccine   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Months into Wyoming’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Campbell County lags behind all other counties in the state with its percentage of population fully vaccinated,...
New COVID variants detected in Wyoming   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Two “California” COVID-19 variants have been identified in Sublette County, according to health officials there. The county reported one case of B.1.427 and three of B.1.429 in a...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   As COVID-19 cases continue to dwindle in Weston County (one lab-confirmed case in the past 14 days and two active cases), vaccine eligibility has opened to anyone 18 and older, according to Lori Bickford, Weston County public health nurse.  Last week, the public...
Wyoming deaths spiked in 2020   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – Wyoming recorded significantly more deaths in 2020 than in the prior year, new figures from the Wyoming Department of Health show.  The state documented 5,983 deaths last year — an increase of...
House approves health order reform bill   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives gave its final approval Wednesday to a bill that would slightly alter the process through which public health orders are issued in the state,...
Pinedale school officials vote to ignore mask mandate   By Robert Galbreath Pinedale Roundup Via Wyoming News Exchange   PINEDALE – The Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees passed a motion eliminating school SMART Start Plans and replacing them with the minimum guidelines set out...

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